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We help readers resolve three style dilemmas
Q How do I wear neon without looking too sporty or junior?
With the resurgence of all things ’80s, neon colours have made their way back into fashion’s favour. Donning a fluorescent hue can be daunting for the colour averse, but it’s manageable in small hits; think earrings, bags, hats and shoes— though not all at once. Feeling confident? Use neon as an underpinning, as we did with this dress, then layer with black, grey and oxblood in structured shapes for a cool yet sophisticated look.
Q Can I camouflage grey hair without resorting to dye?
For a quick fix, try a root touch-up product (like L’oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray, $13.50, lorealparis.ca), which deposits colour pigments at the roots. But if you really want to turn back time, we suggest this first-ofits-kind innovation from Phyto Paris: Phyto RE30 boosts pigmentation by activating melanin synthesis and transferring it to the hair shaft. It protects against future grey hairs, too; during clinical trials, after three months, greys were reduced by 30 percent. PHYTO PARIS Phyto RE30, $59, phyto-canada.ca.
Q Do you have any tips for applying blush?
There are two things that really matter: placement and blending. For the latter, be sure to blur the edges of your blush so it looks seamless with your foundation. For the former, RoseMarie Swift, founder of RMS Beauty, offers her advice. “Don’t go below the nostrils,” she recommends. “Blush has to lift the cheekbones up.” Placing the product too low pulls the face down, emphasizing gravity’s effects; placing it higher will help distract from under-eye bags and give the illusion of lift. RMS BEAUTY Lip2cheek, $45, thebay.com.